Month: October 2014


The Walking Dead — Season 5, Episode 3


Since episode 1 we have been presented with two very clear paths--Rick Grimes and company are trying to remain human; Gareth and his crew have given humanity up for survival. The essential question is, What is a human being?  Not just what am I, but what is the guy who...

The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 2


It's not my intention to post after each episode of The Walking Dead, but in episode 2 we end up in a church.  How can I not post a few observations. Did you notice how much forgiveness is going on in this episode?  Not only does Tyreese forgive Carol, he will insist...

What Is Human?


I received a response to my comments on The Walking Dead season premier from Jon Pasiuk, zombie fan, cultural analyst and new pastor of Whistler Community Church.  His response was so insightful, I thought I'd share it.  Here are Jon's thoughts: In season 5, episode 1, the migrant refugee community encounters...

The Walking Dead — Season 5, Episode 1


Just as we suspected, they are actually killing live humans and eating them.  Once again, the zombies are not the real problem.  There is something in humanity that makes it much worse than the zombie monster. So much for sanctuary at Terminus. In a brief and significant dialogue between two...

The Walking Dead (4)


After the mayhem of the last season, season 4 of The Walking Dead shows Rick trying to establish a more peaceful life for the community within the prison walls.  From outside the walls come the general treat of the walkers and the particular threat of The Governor, whose whereabouts are...

The Cure


I hope I have shown, through careful analysis of the monster itself,  that the major cause of the zombie infestation is the loss of transcendence.   So, it seems to me, that the cure for the zombie outbreak is the recovery of the transcendent. Zombies offer a picture of humanity if...